OVR 18s National Qualifier
Friday AM Wave (8 am): Open and American Divisions
Friday PM wave (2:30 PM): USA Division
The Ohio Valley Region is proud to host a USA Volleyball 18s National Qualifier. The Qualifier will take place in the Greater Columbus Convention Center on Friday, February 8th through Sunday, February 10th, 2019. This Qualifier is hosting the 18 Open, 18 USA and 18 American Divisions.
Team check-in will be open from 6 pm to 9 pm on Thursday, February 7th at the Championship Desk outside of Hall C/D of the GCCC. Check-in will also be available starting at 7 am on Friday, February 8th up until you play your first match.
The Ohio Valley Region will also be hosting a Girls WinterFest Tournament for 15s through 11s this Saturday and Sunday on courts 10 through 28 in the same exhibit hall.
We are in need of someone(s) to sing the National Anthem each morning at 7:45 am. If you know of a person, please have them email me at: Herbert@ovr.org. Include their name, club & team and which morning their would like to sing.
Awards: There will be individual awards to champions and second place and both third place teams in each Gold division only.
Rules & Regulations: USAV playing rules for the 2017-2019 season will be in effect. Most matches will be best two out of 3 sets. Some alternate match formats may be used to accommodate for smaller divisions or for 3 or 5 team pools, if necessary.
Officiating: All competing teams will be assigned to officiate in the tournament. Teams MUST provide certified referees and scorekeepers. In addition, teams MUST provide the 2nd referee, scoreboard operator and 2 lines-persons (players or registered adults on the team's roster may assist). A rostered adult must be the R2.
Failure to fulfill officiating assignments will result in the loss of 1 point per minute in their next match.
All protests will be resolved by the protest committee as selected by the Head Officials.
Sanction: The tournament is hosted and sanctioned by the Ohio Valley Region - USA Volleyball. All teams and players must be registered with USAV. Team and player registration numbers MUST appear on the Entry Form or the entry will be rejected. Teams using illegal players will forfeit all matches and be disqualified from the tournament and the case turned over to the appropriate Regional Commissioner for further action.
Tournament Ball: This event will use the Molten Super Touch ball for all competition.Medical services will be available in the First Aid room on the north side of the exhibit hall.
The OVQ has been allocated the following bids:
18 Open < 8 teams 0 bids; 8 to 11 teams - 1 bid; 12 to 15 teams - 2 bids; 16 - 48 teams - 3 bids
18 USA < 8 teams 0 bids; 8 to 15 teams - 1 bid; 16 to 23 teams - 2 bids; 24 - 128 teams - 3 bids
18 American < 8 teams - 0 bids; 8 or more teams - 1 bid
The USAV Girls 18s Junior National Championships will be held in Dallas, TX.
Teams who win a bid will have to come to the Championship Desk to sign their bid acceptance before they leave the facility.
Here is a link to the 2019 USAV 18s Qualifier Manual. Please refer to it for tie-breaker scenarios.
For all divisions, tie-breaking sets may be played if advancement to the Gold bracket is affected. Be aware that any tiebreakers will be played immediately following the completion of pool play. If your team may end up in a 3-way tie, make sure to stay in the facilities until you know for sure that there is not need for a tie-breaker playoff.
The State of Ohio has a law that requires all adults working with minors at sporting events be trained in concussion protocols. We recommend the NFHS course.
Chairs will be provided for spectators.
We will have warm-up balls available at Championship Desk.
The last match on Sunday, February 17th cannot be scheduled to start any later than 3 pm.